ORANGE CITY — What starts as a lazy day at the beach, quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Tales both past and present lead to a search of untold riches. Just where have Blackbeard and his crew hidden their legendary treasure?
The local cast features 32 local children: Josh Jorgensen is Blackbeard and Sydney Krommendyk, Lindsay Kuiper, Dillan De Jong, Isaac Krommendyk and Rachel Jorgensen serve as his bearded pirate crew. Rebecca Philipsen, Addaly Miller and Katelyn Huizenga are the sailors and Kaitlyn Bruinsma, Zachary Cruse, Sam Walhof, Sarah Hummel, Trinity Goebel and Kate Walhof are the beach bums.
A gang of nautical creatures also joins the fun! The cranky crabs are Gabe Andres, Cadence Goebel, Tara Joiner, Ian Grossmann, Courtney Joiner and Addyson Leusink; and Landon De Jong and Neriah Brown Hardeman are the cantankerous crocodiles. Aurora Goebel and Eden Koedam are the melodious mermaids; the secretive seaweed creatures are Breeah Miller, Mackenzie Huizenga, Isabel Arteche and Faith Elgersma; Lucy Huizenga, Truman Arteche and Amalia Visser are the precocious parrots! Photo here is Monday’s auditions.
Kayla Cuthbertson of Dallas, Texas and Ariana Lucius of Mesa, Arizona are serving as the directors/ actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre. Pianist for the musical theatre is Mary Reinders.
BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE will be presented Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 18 at 2:00pm at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre. Tickets are $8 adults and $4 students (K-12), available at the door. Preschool children are free.
Thanks to our sponsors, Steve and Mary Vande Brake.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is presented by Orange City Arts, in conjunction with Northwestern College. For more information, call 707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or see orangecityarts.net.
Workshops: Free, taught by two actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre: Ariana Mai Lucius and Kayla Elizabeth… at Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre.
* The Marvelous Mini-Musical! (Children entering grades 1-2) The room transforms from students to performers as everyone learns what it takes to prepare a musical. Tues., July 14, 2:45 – 3:30pm
* Let’s Make-up. (Children entering grades 3-6) Make-up is the most basic visual image for performers. We’ll demonstrate corrective, character & special effects make-up for the theatre. Wed., July 15, 2:45 – 3:30pm
* Mime Time. (Youth entering grades 7-12) People communicate in different ways, often without speaking. See how isolations, illusions, gestures & body language are used to tell a story. Thurs., July 16, 2:45 – 3:30pm